Date & Time: Dec 8, 2018 at 0828 LT
Type of aircraft:
Britten-Norman Islander
Operator:
Registration:
VH-OBL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hobart – Bathurst Harbour
MSN:
2035
YOM:
1986
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot departed Hobart Airport at 0748LT on a positioning flight to Bathurst Harbour, southwest Tasmania. En route, he encountered poor weather conditions and limited visibility when the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located in the Southwest National Park, some 32 km northeast of the intended destination. The wreckage was found few hours later in West Portal, about 100 meters below the summit. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.